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Community Asset Mapping

Contact: Amy Carlsen

Core Function: Technical Assistance and Outreach Training

Community Asset Mapping (CAM) is a program where communities look at who in the community is finding children with developmental concerns and how and where these children and their families are helped through screening and diagnostic services. CAM accomplishes this by bringing together pediatricians and other primary care providers, families, educators, public health, early intervention, and additional service providers in their communities. Working together across silos has led to expanded resources and unlocked new energy for all stakeholders.

The CAM project was developed by the state Washington Autism Advisory Council in 2009 and is benefited greatly from the active support of the council as a whole. CAM is supported in collaboration by UCEDD faculty and staff, the Washington State Department of Health, and the Medical Home Partnerships Project (MHPP). The CAM process has proven to be a successful tool for igniting community coalitions and improving services for children with special health care needs, specifically children with autism and their families.


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